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Definitions for interesting
ˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋin·ter·est·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word interesting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interestingadjective

    arousing or holding the attention

Wiktionary

  1. interestingadjective

    Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interesting

    of Interest

  2. Interestingadjective

    engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news

Freebase

  1. Interesting

    "Interesting" was the fifth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first broadcast on BBC2 on 7 December 1982.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. interesting

    In hacker parlance, this word has strong connotations of ‘annoying’, or ‘difficult’, or both. Hackers relish a challenge, and enjoy wringing all the irony possible out of the ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. Oppose trivial, uninteresting.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1182

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #592

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Adjectives Frequency: #126

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of interesting in a Sentence

  1. Michael Lowe:

    Sometimes the most interesting findings are the ones we weren't looking for.

  2. Mark Warner:

    I've always said this was really important. I feel after today's testimony even more so, i think it will be interesting to see what happens with his public appearance tomorrow. It may cover more ground.

  3. Rick Tyler:

    Cambridge came in and they had this whole idea that was very interesting to use with this psychographic data and how it could be used, i’m still not unconvinced that it could be used, but it was definitely not perfected. So they end up being a competent data company, but that extra thing they were promising, they really didn’t deliver on.

  4. Ron Johnson:

    They were certainly reading probably the most relevant ones as well. Some of the less relevant ones are ones being passed around. It's an interesting process, i've never seen anything like that before. ... This is unusual circumstances calling for kind of( an) unusual process.

  5. Susan Sontag:

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.

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